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MR JIM MURPHY AND THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 991: tabled on 12 June 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House condemns the intolerant and dictatorial behaviour of the President of the National Union of Students, Mr Jim Murphy, who has unconstitutionally suspended NUS Vice President, Clive Lewis, because he took part, in a personal capacity, in an open debate at Queen Mary and Westfield College on the issues raised by the Campaign for Free Education; further notes that along with President Elect, Douglas Trainer, both men have warned NUS Executive member, Rose Woods, that if she attends the Scottish launch of the Campaign for Free Education she too will be suspended from the NUS Executive; reminds Mr Murphy and Mr Trainer that freedom of speech is a right in the United Kingdom, that they have no power to overturn the results of elections that went against their preferred candidates and that, whilst these methods are a common practice in dictatorships around the world, they are not acceptable behaviour from someone such as Mr Murphy who is putting himself forward as suitable for election to the House of Commons.

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MR JIM MURPHY AND THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'as a new Labour Party candidate'.'
Scottish National Party, Banff and Buchan
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EDM 991A1: tabled on 21 June 1996